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Brass "Trench Art" 1917 VIMY Grenade..well sort of

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    Default Brass "Trench Art" 1917 VIMY Grenade..well sort of

    Here is an interesting piece of "Trench Art", I did not know what it was when I bought it, but as it had VIMY on it, and as I am a Canadian I had to buy it.
    The inscription states "German Hand Liquid Gas Bomb Vimy Ridge 1917"

    Well it turns out it is an early French Brass Grenade that now has a large wick though the fuse, so I am thinking it was made into some kind of lamp, the wick came out of the fuse and has unraveled so I have not put it back through.
    An interesting piece of "Trench Art", as the ingraving is somewhat crude, I cannot tell if this was done by a soldier or was part of the very large Cottage industry that sold this sort of item to those in France and Belgium..either way it is a rarer Grenade.

    Dean O.Click image for larger version. 

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    Cool piece.

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    nice and a rare one I think.

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    Very nice and a very unusual example of the genre.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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